How to Get Lingering Smells Out of Bakeware

Silicone bakeware is naturally nonstick, making it easy and versatile in the kitchen. They are made of inert material, so storing is a breeze since they can be collapsed down to save space. A silicone cookware is only as good as its cleanliness. There’s nothing worse than having custom ice cubes taste like last week’s pesto bombs. They can leave behind a somewhat plastic-like taste and smell when they’re brand new. Here’s how to get any lingering smells out.

What You’ll Need:

  • An oven
  • A sponge and dish soap
  • A baking sheet
  • Oven mitts

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Wash your silicone bakeware: Give your bakeware a quick wash (with a sponge and warm, soapy water) to ensure there isn’t any lingering oil or bits of food left on your bakeware.
  3. “Bake” your bakeware: Put the pieces on a baking sheet (this will make things easier to get in and out of the oven) and bake your bakeware for one hour.
  4. Try the sniff test and let the pieces cool: Pull the baking sheet out of the oven and perform a careful sniff test. If you’re getting even the faintest whiff, return the sheet to the oven in increments of 20 minutes. Once they’re stink-free, let the pieces cool before you put them away.

NOTE: Make sure your cookware is 100% silicone. Rubber could melt and fillers in your silicone could also pose a melting problem.

Source: the Kitchn

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